Month: March 2017

Province caps Grants-in-Lieu reduction

The provincial government announced March 31 that it will cap the grants-in-lieu reduction to municipalities at no more than 30 per cent of the amount the municipality receives in revenue sharing. “As the province moves away from its dependence on…

Vipers off to great start in Westerns

  The Western Canada Bantam AAA Hockey Championship is well underway as all five teams have played at least one game at the Legends Centre, in Warman, on Friday March 30. All of the teams competing in the tournament are…

Builder expands into Tiny House market

Tiny Houses have earned a lasting place in the housing market over the past few years. As a result, more builders are looking to expand their product line to include Tiny Houses. One of those builders is J & H…

Safety improvements needed at current Highway 11 and 305 intersection, says Osler council

While Osler town councillors are glad to see construction work underway on the Highway 11 overpass at the junction with Highway 305, they are also calling for improvements to the existing intersection to make it safer. “There really needs to…

Police continue investigation into explosion outside courthouse

The Saskatoon Police Service is continuing to investigate an incident in which a device exploded just after 11:00 p.m, March 29, 2017, in front of provincial court building at 19th Street and 3rd Avenue in Saskatoon. The initial investigation located…

Martensville firefighters douse blaze at industrial site

Martensville FIre Department responded to a fire at B & N Metals/Affiliated Auto, an auto wrecking yard adjacent to Highway 12 on Wednesday afternoon, March 29. Martensville Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck said the Martensville Fire Department responded with two engines…

Construction begins on Warman, Martensville highway overpasses

Construction work on the $60.6 million Warman Martensville Interchanges Project is underway. Excavation and earth-moving operations began on the Highway 11 overpass near Warman and the Highway 12 overpass at Martensville on Friday, March 21. Both interchanges are being constructed…